Gorod Drop Off U.S. Tour With Psycroptic, Cannabis Corpse, & Micawber

Gorod have been forced to drop off their U.S. tour with Psycroptic, Cannabis Corpse, and Micawber. The band were unable to make the trek due to visa issues.

Gorod commented:

“Dear American fans,

Bad news today,

We will finally not take part in the US tour with Psycroptic, Cannabis Corpse and Micawber which will start the 12th of April in NY.

In spite of having started the visa process as soon as the tour was booked in October 2018, hiring US lawyers with the huge costs incurred, the US Immigration Service (USCIS) only delivered us the permission to visa application (ICS) last Monday night, so less than 3 days before our departure from France.

But this authorization came too late because it is only a first step to obtain visas. We must then complete forms and submit them to the American Embassy in Paris with whom we must make individual appointments (first appointment available on April the 23rd) to obtain the final visa approval. Once the embassy gives its consent, passports and physical visas are finally shipped back by post.

All of these procedures take too long for us to start the tour on time.
We’re currently trying to do our best to join the tour later but for now but this will cost us even more money because as we didn’t get proper visa’s denial, no insurance will reimburse anything, plus we will have to face new last minute logistic and administrative fees which can push up the limits of our means too far.

From now on, we have no other choice than canceling the whole thing but we’ll keep you in touch in case we figure out any last minute solution!

We are extremely disappointed by the complexity and the delays that are constantly being pushed back to get these visas and sincerely sorry for all the people who wanted to see us, moreover for the package that would have been particularly great…

Know that we will not give up to come see you guys despite this disastrous situation. We know that we have a faithful audience for more than 13 years in the USA and we will do our best to come back there.

GOROD“

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Soreption Drop Off Suffocation, Cattle Decapitation, Etc. Tour

Soreption have been forced to drop off Suffocation’s final tour with Frank Mullen due to visa issues. The band were supposed to serve as the opening act on the trek, which also features Cattle Decapitation and Krisiun. Visceral Disgorge will be taking their place.

Soreption commented:

“To our fans in North America, unfortunately the visa issues that forced us to depart Summer Slaughter early have still not resolved themselves and we are forced to step down from the upcoming Suffocation Death Chopping Tour.

We were excited to join our good friends on this tour as well as get our new music out to our fans so this is a disappointment for us. We ask our fans to support the tour and the other artists on tour including Visceral Disgorge who will be taking our place in the lineup.

This tour is sure to kill and should not be missed! Don’t worry, as soon as this is cleared up we’ll be getting out to you to celebrate the release!”

Suffocation added:

“Unfortunately due to Visa Issues Soreption is forced to step down from the tour. Taking their place in the lineup will be Visceral Disgorge. We wish the best to Soreption but we know that Visceral Disgorge will not disappoint!”

Discharge Postpone 2016 Tour With Eyehategod & Toxic Holocaust

Discharge have postponed their 2016 tour with Eyehategod, and Toxic Holocaust, due to visa issues. The band posted the following:

“Due to circumstances beyond our control, our visas have been delayed and we are forced to postpone the immediately forthcoming tour dates in North America,” states the band. “FEAR NOT, however, as we are working diligently to reschedule these shows as QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE, and we WILL fulfill all shows. All tickets will be honored. Please stand by as we will announce new performance dates in the next few days!”

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Cradle Of Filth Have Resolved Their Visa Issues & Are On Their Way To Kickoff Their North American Tour

After previously cancelling the first four shows of their North American tour, Cradle Of Filth have resolved their visa issues, and are cleared to begin the trek on January 31. You can read more about that in the below Instagram post:

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CRADLE OF FILTH ARE ON THEIR WAY TO SEE ALL THEIR US FANS!! The band will be flying out Saturday to begin the tour in Charlotte Sun 31st Jan. CRADLE OF FILTH would like once again apologise to everyone who were intending to see the band at the four cancelled shows this week in the U.S. The cancellation, ironically, was mainly down to the slow return of Dani's visa from the American Embassy in London, rather than the brutal weather. Dani has now received his visa after an agonising wait. We're utterly utterly sorry for the cancellations, but it has been something that has been totally out of the band's hands. We can only hope that the rest of the tour will be as amazing as planned. Thanks once again for your understanding and see you out on the road! #Cradleoffilth #US #canada #inquisitionaltourture #danifilth

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Cradle Of Filth Cancel First Part Of 2016 North American Tour

Cradle Of Filth have cancelled the first part of their 2016 North American tour, with Butcher Babies, and Ne Obliviscaris. The cancellation was a result of visa issues.

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Dani Filth issued the following statement:

“With a massively heavy heart Cradle Of Filth have to announce the cancellation, (for now at least), of our first four shows in the U.S, because of a visa issue with the American Embassy. We are doing everything in our power to rectify this situation as fast as possible.

It is an nightmarish situation for all and we can only apologise for all those fans who have bought tickets.
Thank you for your understanding and please be assured we are doing everything we can to be with you as soon as is humanly possible and that should be 31st January in Charlotte, NC. We look forward to seeing you then.

Jan. 26 – Philadelphia, PA – Theater of the Living Arts
Jan. 27 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
Jan. 28 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
Jan. 29 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz

For refunds, please contact your point of purchase. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
All the best,
Dani

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Remaining Tour Dates:

01/31 Charlotte, NC – Filmore Charlotte
02/01 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade – Heaven
02/02 Orlando, FL – Venue 578
02/03 St. Petersburg, FL – State Theater
02/09 Memphis, TN – New Daisy Theater
02/10 Dallas, TX – House of Blues
02/11 Houston, TX – House of Blues
02/12 San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theater
02/14 Eaglewood, CO – Gothic Theater
02/15 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
02/17 Los Angeles, CA – Avalon
02/18 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
02/20 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
02/21 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
02/23 Seattle, WA – The Showbox
02/29 Ringle, WI – Q and Z Expo Center
03/01 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
03/02 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
03/03 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
03/05 Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
03/06 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theater
03/07 Montreal, QC – Corona Theater
03/08 New York, NY – Webster Hall

I Killed The Prom Queen Discuss Being Detained In Malaysia

I Killed The Prom Queen have issued a statement about their recent detainment in Malaysia. You can read that below.

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“No doubt most of you have been made aware in some form of IKTPQs drama over the past weekend. Various media have made ill-informed statements of the events so we wanted to both clarify from our side, and also apologise to the many Indonesian fans let down by our forced disappearance from the amazing Rock In Solo festival. As a culmination to an otherwise fantastic SEA tour, we’re just as disappointed as you all for failure to perform this date.

To keep it brief, we were put in jail Sat-Monday due to our promoters negligence in securing us the appropriate permissions to perform in Malaysia after he received an immigration warning but failed to tell us after we explicitly asked multiple times, all the while being aware of our upcoming consequence. And by jail we mean yes, standard, 3rd world condition Malaysian prison, huddled on a wet tile floor of a 5×10 cell with 35 other inmates. It was reported we were posted up in some cushy airport hotel but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Nevertheless this post isn’t a fish for sympathy, just a clarification.

As a band who has spent the majority of the last decade performing legally worldwide, we totally understand how to operate appropriately and were majorly let down on this occasion after quadruple checking that we were “safe” to perform in this territory with no backlash. Shocked and disappointed of being flat out lied to and having our lives put in such a predicament is an understatement, especially since the initial consensus would be incarcerated for 14 days minimal, and in all honesty we were led to assume that after that time we would turn into a forgotten statistic. Scary stuff.

But however abominable we found the conditions and treatment, such nuances pale in comparison to not only the heartbreaking worldwide events of this week and the millions of individuals living in these horror conditions for much much longer. So to spare the hundreds of outrageous details of the whole ordeal, save for those close to us wanting a detailed account, we are just grateful to be back home with our friends and family and eternally grateful to M. Anderson and the Australian Embassy for the quick diligence in securing our release in record time. A big apology/ thank you/ second apology of course has to go to our drum bro Adrian Horsman from In Trenches for filling in on these shows for us and living through the… “events”

(i will add a final light/strange note that having most of the investigators/ admin of the prison gleefully wanting “fan” photo’s and signatures on posters and wearing IKTPQ shirts was like something out of the twilight zone)

thanks for all the support, and again to the SEA fans of the other dates for making it a trip that won’t be forgotten anytime soon! Heres us upon release, happy to be un-handcuffed and flying home!

–Kev on behalf of a very relieved IKTPQ”